Introduction to Restorative Yoga

13 December 2018 (9.30 – 16.30)

about the course

This one day course will give you a good introduction to Restorative Yoga through practical study. You will learn how to create a sequence of poses for your personal practice and to integrate into your class teaching if you are already a yoga teacher. The course covers theory and practice and two restorative sessions. You will learn through experiencing each pose for yourself and from teaching the poses to others.

This course is not only a chance to discover new practical tools for relaxation and stress management, it is also an opportunity for you to recharge, refresh and take a break away from your busy schedule. Taught by experienced, qualified and caring teachers, this introductory study will inspire you towards greater health and more awareness of the importance of relaxation. This course includes a healthy vegetarian lunch. A day of learning in the lush, tropical gardens of Chiang Mai’s Yoga Tree centre will leave you feeling relaxed and inspired. The course will be led by Kru Dara and supported by Areeradh. Suitable for both yoga beginners and experienced practitioners.

about the teachers

Kru Dara began her yoga journey late in life and practices mindful yoga as a moving meditation, using Yoga as a skillful tool for aging with comfort and grace.  Now a youthful 70, Kru Dara is also a lifelong learner. Her main influences come from Iyengar and Anusara Yoga and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and she is currently exploring a passion for Somatic Movement and the Feldenkrais method.

“Yoga adds years to your life and life to your years.” Alan Finger

Areeradh is a long time yoga teacher, dancer, practitioner and the founder of the Yoga Tree, Areeradh enjoys sharing her experience and providing support and service to the Chiang Mai yoga and dance community. She teaches on training courses, workshops and retreats. Her teaching integrates gentle yoga, restorative yoga practice and meditation.

who is the course for

Everybody! Whether you are a total beginner, teacher or experienced practitioner, everyone is welcome.

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the venue and facilities

The Yoga Tree is a well-established centre for yoga, meditation, dance and wellbeing. We have three studios, daily classes in everything from Hatha Yoga, Chi-Gong and Women sacred dance, to Dance Mandala, Stillness meditation and the ever-popular Laughter Yoga. More than anything, the Yoga Tree is a community space which people come back to time and again over many years and the well-established local community enjoys regular festivals, retreats and workshops. The Yoga Tree café has juices, smoothies and healthy snacks.  We provide yoga mats, props and back-supporting meditation cushions.

Easy walking distance to all the great markets, galleries, cafes and temples that Chiang Mai has to offer, the Yoga Tree is a great place to meet, connect or simply hang out and enjoy the atmosphere.

the location

The Yoga Tree lies in the heart of the in the beautiful old city of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, centre of the ancient Lanna Kindom and steeped in local culture and customs. When you visit Thailand, locals often ask, ‘Have you been to Chiang Mai yet?’ and for good reason. Consistently voted in the top 10 best world cities to visit, Chiang Mai is known for its hospitality, relaxed pace of life, spirituality, and closeness to nature. A vibrant mix of both old and modern culture, the old city is home to great local coffee, numerous cafes, galleries, vegan and vegetarian restaurants, beautiful old temples, fresh food markets, the infamous weekend Walking Street night markets, all enclosed within a 13th century moat and old city walls. If you haven’t been to Chiang Mai yet, here’s your invitation!  

food

We provide healthy lunch, tasty and vegetarian, with vegan options, made from local ingredients. Fresh, in-season tropical fruit herbal tea will be provided throughout the day. 

schedule and outline

We start at 9:30am sharp and finish at 16:30

* Full schedule to follow

cost

THB1500 early bird (advanced payment by the 3rd of December)
THB2000 full price there after

how to register and make payment

To book a place, please send us an application form and payment no later than the 3rd of December, if you want to get the Early Bird Discount, or otherwise by the 11th.  If you wish to book a place after that date, please write to us at info@theyogatree.org to check for availability.  We operate a first-come first-served booking policy. Maximum 14 places. No refunds! For any registration or other enquiries, please email info@theyogatree.org. We accept bank transfers to either UK or local Thai accounts and PayPal.

OR pre-register and pay by cash or bank transfer

For some events, including this course, we also accept cash payment directly at the Yoga Tree centre. See how to pay, terms and conditions by clicking on the link below.

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